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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Kenner Man Sentenced For Possessing And Attempting To Pass Counterfeit U.S. Currency

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that FREDERICK WILLIAMS, age 42, of Kenner, was sentenced today for possessing and attempting to pass counterfeit U.S. currency.

U.S. Attorney Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced WILLIAMS to 18 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.                                                                         

According to court documents, Special Agents from the U.S. Secret Service, New Orleans Field Office, received information from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office that WILLIAMS had been arrested for attempting to pass counterfeit U.S. currency at Ochsner Hospital located on Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, Louisiana. WILLIAMS was also found to be in possession of an additional $720 in counterfeit U.S. currency.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Secret Service, New Orleans Field Office, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Loan "Mimi" Nguyen was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated January 21, 2015